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File #: RES 19-1622    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/18/2019
Title: Adopting a policy for public art in the public right-of-way.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Title
Adopting a policy for public art in the public right-of-way.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul values the contribution of art and artists to the city’s vitality and wishes to encourage public art in the public right-of-way; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is also concerned about public safety and wants to ensure that public art does not pose a safety risk to its residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the existing Policy for Public Art in the Public Right- of- Way was drafted in 2002 and has not recently been reviewed and the City Council wishes to update and clarify the policy; and

WHEREAS, each art work and location is unique, deserving of special consideration; and

WHEREAS, affected residents and organizations should have notice of proposed Public Art installations and an opportunity to comment on them; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby adopts the following revised policy for allowing all public art in the public right-of-way

POLICY FOR PUBLIC ART IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY

General Conditions for Artwork Installation

1. Artworks approved for installation in the public right-of-way must be of an appropriate size, scale and materials to withstand the weather, traffic and other rigors of public right-of-way conditions for the period of time it will be installed.
2. Works must be fabricated off-site. Only minor assembly needed for installation may be performed on site.
3. All costs of and arrangements for the transportation of the work to the site and of its installation shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
4. All costs of and arrangements for the removal of the artwork from the site shall be the responsibility of the applicant. Applicant will be responsible for restoring the site to its original condition at its own expense. Removal of painted art shall include complete removal of all paint by either chemical or abrasive methods and shall not be considered complete until no evidence of the art is discerni...

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